Dental veneers are the perfect cosmetic dental solution for patients who want to completely redesign their smile without orthodontics or invasive procedures. Veneers are thin shells made from of porcelain or resin composite materials that are custom-made to cover the front side of your teeth. With dental veneers, we can help improve your smile by covering up unsightly stains or chips, while also hiding uneven teeth, worn down teeth, and/or abnormally spaced teeth.
Dental Veneers Procedure
Receiving dental veneers is usually a multi-step process that involves at least three office-visits to complete. During the initial consultation, we will perform a full examination and evaluate your teeth to ensure you are a candidate for veneers. On your next visit, Dr. Kate will begin the process by removing approximately ½ millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface—this is roughly the same thickness of the veneer. Then, we will take an impression of your teeth, which is used to create the veneer.
Once the veneer is fabricated, it is ready to be bonded onto the tooth. We will place the veneer and make adjustments until the veneer’s shape and shade is correct. Before the veneer is bonded in place, we will apply a gel to the teeth in order to create a rough surface that the veneer can bond to. We will then apply the bonding agent and cement the veneer.